5th-8th graders, Powers of Poetry, workshop with Phillip Shabazz

  • February 16, 2022
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • On Zoom
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  • This workshop is free but please register

Registration is closed


 Calling all 5th to 8th grade students,

Registration is open for an online creative writing workshop,

The Powers of Poetry with Phillip Shabazz. Educators have called Shabazz, “One of the most inspiring individuals in the arts.”

CWC is pleased to host this virtual workshop on Zoom at no cost to the students as part of our Student Engagement Initiative with CMS. an on-going mission to engage and encourage the next generation of writers.

Please register and you will receive the Zoom link in your reminder emails.

In this creative writing workshop, we will explore the Powers of Poetry which include Free Verse, Rhymes, Repetition, Memory, List, Letter, Persona, Lyric, and Inspiration.

 We’ll talk about poems, and poets. Stand their work against one another, side by side. Survey what distinguishes them in style, imagination, depth, tone, and theme.

 We’ll focus particularly on our own style, experience, and technique to write original poems.

 Workshop Points of Engagement · Read exemplary poems · Discuss points of interest · Work from writing prompts · Write first drafts

 · Read aloud the drafts · Critique first draft poems · Offer feedback to our peers · Revise the work ·  Explore the art and craft of poetry

 ·  Build on what we discover · and Work in the spirit of community.

Although the workshop is free, only those who have signed up will receive the Zoom link. Because seating is limited, we will enable a waiting list, so if you find you are unable to participate please let us know so we can fill that seat.


Phillip Shabazz is the author of three poetry collections, and a novel in verse. His poetry has been included in the anthologies, Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook, and Home Is Where: African-American Poetry from the Carolinas. Some previous publication credits in journals include, Fine Lines, Galway Review, Hamilton Stone Review, Hamline Lit, K'in, Mason Street Journal, New Critique, the Sky Island Journal, and Thimble.


Charlotte Writers' Club  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, P.O. Box 220954, Charlotte, NC 28222-0954

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